With rumours abound regarding next generation Xbox having an anti used game feature built into the hardware, it could spell doom for the console if its rivals don't follow suit.
It's a feature that "no consoles" should ever implement.
there will ALWAYS be used sales. People will need them for older systems they want to get back catalog games on. Just like there are still record stores for those who want records or tapes. See a need, fill a need.
To tell the truth, in the end it would help the industry. All companies are losing lots of $$$ which can be put back into resources from weasel companies like Gamestop (who rip you off BTW). I think what they should do is kill used games and release games cheaper, like $39.99. @PirateThom (below) I completely agree.
If companies agree to reduce the price of games and, maybe, keep expansions free flowing for a while after release, they might get away with it... however, they want to have it all. $60+ games, paid DLC, paid subs for each game, online passes and no ability to tade in.
I agree it shouldn't be there, but how will it kill it? So I'm guessing they think mobile phones and tablets will take over because of this? Those don't have ANY used games at all.
Well companies make enough money with the sales they get from regular consumers. At the end of the day, sales from used games aren't benefiting them so if they do implement a feature that will kill used games i don't see how they could lose on anything. There are plenty of gamers that are willing to spent there hard earn cash on developers that offer a great gaming experience. I never had bought used games just for the fact that i don't like buying stuff that are already used. I would be for it if this ever sees the light of day.
If you can't afford a game when it release, just wait a few month a the price would be lower than 30 dollars.
I for one do not buy used games because most of the time it is not worth it. If a game is $60 Gamestop USED price is $54 a Whoooping $5 saved. Thanks but no thanks.
I guess online passes aren't enough. I really hope this is just speculation and won't come to fruition.
Online passes only exist to combat used sales. Those go out the window if there is no used game market.
your dilusional if you think that for any reason anyone would stop a charge that make them money. They might name it something else to try to stop pepole from being so pissed off about it, but it will still be there. Probably be called "collectors edition" or "ultimate edition" that will include something else that is on the disc that they want you to pay more for. No company would EVER do away with such an easy money grab!
Maybe publishers should try to work out why people trade in games, rather than look for ways to stop them doing it...
They trade them because they are finite experiences. They trade them because it is theirs to trade. I rarely buy used but if I do it's something i'm unsure of. Something I otherwise wouldn't have tried. I doubt removing the used market would help. The likelihood is I just wouldn't bother playing said game at all so they wouldn't be losing or gaining a sale eitherway. Example; Brink for a tenner used. Barely worth it. 8 maps is laughable. Would I of bought it new for 40 or 30 or even 20 quid. No. If they do get rid of trade ins and used games and sell games new at 30 quid i'll live with it, but i'm not naive. Business doesn't work like that. This is much more likely to to keep prices up and reduce drops as there would be no used market to compete with.
Don't f*** with the people who got you to where you are cuz they can easily take you down.
Well I'm sure MS and Sony will see that if they implement this technology then they will lose customers to the other side - unless of course they both do it *Scary thought*
We shold all, as gamers, have a united voice here and do whatever we can to stop this antigaming bull&*^%.
people need to Stop being cheap. If you cant come up with the cash to buy a game don't blame the developers. Why should they be taking a shot to the foot and lose profit just because you cant pay up 60$?
I think if they do implement this then the prices of games should go down to $40 or $50 and no more online passes or extra price for DLC's.
No one wants this, implementing it will cause a sh**storm.
im not one much into buying used games. but i for one cant see this happening. that means you cant bring a game you got over your budies house to play it there for the night. or if you have more then one system you cant play it on another? or are they thinking of making a game lock with a system name. so if you go someplace else you can just log in on your name? i will believe it when i see it. dont see this happening
The answer is simple; DON'T buy the console if it does not support used games. Remember how Resident Evil Mercs 3D on 3DS had a single game save that you could not delete? The controversy and lack of sales resulted in Capcom abandoning the policy. The same can be done with these new consoles if this rumor proves to be true.
Gaming is an expensive hobby. Don't like it? Find something else to do. Wait for the games to drop to $40 or less which they all eventually do. Again, gaming is an expensive hobby, it always has been and will not change anytime soon. Get used to it. Stop crying and make your own games if you're that cheap.
Right... So if I want to borrow a game from a friend I'm cheap? So if I want to take a game to a friends house to play with them I'm cheap? Stop being so narrow minded. There are multiple reasons why this idea is sucktastic. It has nothing to do with being "cheap".
This article is spot on. How many developers dont make games for pc or release games later on purpose so pepole wont pirate them. If they make this pass piracy will become so rampant almost all developers will go out of buisness. Also without the used game market developers/publishers will be much less willing to give new games a try so even less new IP's will be released. We already have so precious few now, once piracy & hesitancy to making new games kick in gaming will crumble & crumble quickly! Also to take into consideration so many developers/pusblishers are relying on the casual market as a fallback plan if core games arent selling well, the casual market will disapear if people cant let there friend try this game, or take this game to a party to play. Casuals will just say no thank you & stick to playing on there iphone/android!
If that happens then the PC market will explode & consoles will eventually dump that stupid idea, but by that time it'll be to late.
So no more trading/borrowing games from friends and family? lol
I really didn't want to say of this this but I feel I have to ~ Where are all the MS supporters now? What do they have to say about what this will do? Why is Sony brought into this "discussion" when it is not even rumored they will do the same? Is it to detract/lessen the impact it has against MS? Anything else anyone would like to add? I personally RARELY EVER buy a used game. Not for any particular reason other than I do diligent research about what game I am looking at to make sure I get my moneys worth (plus not having to wait months to play it) so this wouldn't exactly affect all too much...yet in this situation I STILL WOULD NOT purchase or support the NeXtBox; as it is a slippery slope if they do actually go through with it. I really believe it would be their harsh exit from console gaming. Thoughts?
LOL people still commenting over a bad rumor
If you buy a second hand car like a ford, ford don't want profits from the sale do they. So buying and selling used games has nothing to do with game company's what we do with our used games. They got there money with the first sale of the game.
I can't see Sony implementing this, if it's true the next Xbox won't play 2nd hand games Sony will jump on this chance and steal a massive market share from them. If it's true id be very shocked and almost disgusted at Microsoft for punishing those who love to game but have little money with which to buy new games with.
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